Arvind Kejriwal is a man who lacks consistency and might be a man of strange and also dangerous contradictions.
For this man wants to be in the system and also out of it.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, who served as the chief minister of Delhi for 49 days between December 2013 and February 2014, had staged a massive street protest ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital.
The 33-hour protest led by the chief minister to protest against the increasing crime against women in the national capital created a major worry as Kejriwal warned that it will be people and not tableaux that will take over the Rajpath where the R-Day parade is held. [Kejriwal calls for huge protest ahead of Republic Day 2014]
Kejriwal as CM decided to jeopardise the R-Day celebrations last year to showcase his lawless politics
Kejriwal threatened to pressurise the Centre to meet if his demand of bringing the Delhi Police under the Delhi government. The chief minister even called himself an anarchist and spent a night on the roadside. The entire Delhi was thrown out of gear after its CM took to the streets. Thirty people were injured in clashes with the police.
It was after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung intervened and partially acted upon Kejriwal's demand by talking action against two policemen that Kejriwal decided to withdraw the protest and declared it to be a people's victory.
Now, he wants an invitation to the same event: Again to promote his political ambition?
One year later, the same Kejriwal who ridiculed the occasion of the Republic Day by saying the day is not meant that people would enjoy tableau at Rajpath, was left disappointed for not getting the invitation to attend the same Republic Day ceremony as a former chief minister.
A disappointed Kejriwal said he wanted to attend the occasion but could not understand why he was not invited. The ruling BJP, in its reply, said there is no protocol of inviting former chief ministers and if they want to be invited, they can a special invitation on demand.
So the man now needs an invitation to the same occasion which he had ridiculed a year ago?
It is not difficult to understand why he wants an invitation.
While at the helm of the affairs in Delhi government last year, a confused Kejriwal had found the Republic Day, one of the two biggest occasions to celebrate the democracy (the other being the Independence Day), a perfect opportunity to revive his popularity by means of utilising the media effect, as he had done during his activism days against corruption.
The man did not dither to dishonour the nation's democracy to help his own 'God Knows What' cause and resorted to lawlessness as the chief minister!
Kejriwal is trying to show that he has changed now but actually he has not
This time, with the Republic Day becoming one of the biggest occasions of the year with the President of the USA attending it as the chief guest, Kejriwal found another golden opportunity to ride the media's wave for all its focus will be glued to the occasion on January 26, just 12 days ahead of the crucial Delhi election. [Special Coverage of Delhi Assembly election 2015]
The man wants to make R-Day a political tool which is highly objectionable
A statement or two, even if they make no sense, could give Kejriwal all that he wants: Mindless Publicity.
But does the nation need such individuals who happily disrespect the national pride for his or her petty gains?
We think not.
Time we give little importance to such trivial politicians and their insignificant thinking.